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My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts)1952

My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts) (1952)





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Stanley Kramer's production unit at Columbia Pictures was known for its willingness to tackle subject matter that was not necessarily "box office" (much to the dismay, of course, of Columbia head man Harry Cohn!) Adapted by Michael Blankfort from the autobiography by Donald Powell Wilson, My Six Convicts is the true story of a prison psychologist and his efforts to "reach" his incarcerated patients. John Beal plays the Donald Powell Wilson counterpart, herein known simply as Doc. Convinced that psychological rehabilitation is, indeed, an option, Doc overcomes a great deal of opposition -- from both prison officials and prisoners -- to test out his theories. Once he's won the confidence of hardened safecracker James Connie (Millard Mitchell), Doc is able to bring five more convicts into his circle: murderous mobster Punch Pinero (Gilbert Roland); alcoholic, self-sacrificing Blivens Scott (Marshall Thompson); holdup man Clem Randall (Alf Kjellin); psychopathic killer Dawson (Harry Morgan -- yes, that Harry Morgan); and embezzler Steve Kopac (Jay Adler). These six cons learn to make their life behind bars not only tolerable but productive, and in so doing pass on their new outlook on life to their fellow inmates. Despite the seriousness of the subject matter, My Six Convicts is essentially a comedy, with the all-male cast working together in seamless perfection.


Millard Mitchell
as James Connie
Gilbert Roland
as Punch Pinero
Marshall Thompson
as Blivens Scott
Alf Kjellin
as Clem Randall
Jay Adler
as Steve Kopac
Regis Toomey
as Dr. Gordon
Fay Roope
as Warden Potter
Carleton Young
as Capt. Haggerty
John Marley
as Knotty Johnson
Russ Conway
as Dr. Hughes
Byron Foulger
as Doc Brint
Peter Virgo
as Convict
Paul Hoffman
as Convict
Dick Cogan
as Convict
Jack Carr
as Higgins
Carol Savage
as Mrs. Randall
Danny Jackson
as Convict 1538
Dan Jackson
as Convict 1538
Joe Haworth
as Convict 9670
Chester Jones
as Convict 7546
Vincent Renno
as Convict 9919
Frank Mitchell
as Convict 3007
Joe McTurk
as Big Benny
Fred Kelsey
as Store Detective
Eddie Parker
as Guard on Dump Truck
Joe Palma
as Convict Driver
Barney Phillips
as Baker Foreman
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One or two incidents are pretty hard to swallow, but the film deals shrewdly and compassionately in human relationships and is often very funny in the bargain.

October 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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